Arson Bobwang, a regular writer for The Spoof, has written his hundredth article for the well-disregarded satire site. It is a minimalistic tale entitled "Leaf Falls From Tree", and is about as funny as watching a real leaf fall from a real tree.
It follows on from dozens of similar lightweight no-content spoofs that he has written, such as "Chicken Crosses Road", "Fridge Door Light Breaks" and "Man Has Trouble Sleeping". When asked why he always wrote about such mundane events, Bobwang replied that he was satirising the sensationalism of news, and that it was much easier to write about nothing.
Other satire websites such as The Turnip, The Stab, and The Daily Pie have also followed the trend.
Veteran writer, and grouchy inventor of spoofs, Geoff Spoof was disappointed. He explained, "The whole point of satire is to attack something - the government, authority figures, political ideologies. These weak snowflakes are so afraid to write anything genuinely satirical because they're worried they might express an actual opinion. In my day people would have said they should all be hanged, which incidentally is the sort of thing they should be writing satire about."